Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun., 12-4 p.m. 636-1901. www.aratiartists.com. Featuring Cultural Visions, mixed media by Magdalina (Marline Milhelich), through May. Patriotic Birds and Friends, works by woodcarver Georgia Dayhoff, through June. Reception: Sat., June 22, 3-6 p.m.
Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5051 N. Academy Blvd. in the Union Square Shopping Center, 260-1873. Featuring watercolors by Colorado artist Arleta Pech.
Boulder Street Coffee Roasters, 332 N. Tejon St., 577-4291. Mon.-Sat., 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun., 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Featuring oils, watercolors and photographs by Bill Duryea, though May.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Mosaic, a diaspora of work by black artists on the Front Range and Fruits of the Imagination, a collaboration between the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society and Canon Elementary Students, through June 1.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Featuring An American Story: The Wyeth Family Tradition.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring 100 Years of Van Briggle Pottery, through July 6.
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring The Ancient Parade and the Infernal Flying Horse Machine, recent fantasy paintings and sundry others by Santiago Perez.
Eagle Fire Gallery, 219 E. Caramillo St., Woodland Park. Call 442-0103. Featuring Garden of the Gods, a Tribute, June 1-Aug. 16. Opening reception with live music and food: Sat., June 1, 4-6 p.m.
East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. Featuring Stigma Busters, works by famous artists who have or have had mental illness, through May 31.
El Tesoro Restaurant and Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre, 471-0106. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 5:30-9 p.m. Featuring watercolors by Jet Wilson, through May.
Frameworks Gallery, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring works by Larry Hampton, through June 24. Opening reception featuring food and live music: Fri., May 24, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring The Annual Student Exhibitions and The Salon des Refuss, through May 24.
Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., everyday, 473-4413. Featuring the Great Impressions ArtWorks retail gallery, showcasing hand-painted oil reproductions of the Great Masters.
LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring Images: Traditional and Transformed, fine art photography by Michael and Patricia Kimak, through May 31.
Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333. Featuring Voice, Verse and Vision, 25 visual art works inspired by past winning entries in the Jean Ciavonne poetry contest. Also, digital art by Gregory G. Kelley, through May 31.
Plantera Group Inc., 517 S. Cascade, 886-0456. Open weekdays, 8-5 p.m. Featuring local art by Sushe Felix, Cris Pulos and Nikos Pulos, through May 31.
Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring Faces Along the Bar, portraits by Deborah Serby and pottery by Jeremiah Houck, through June 28.
Rich Designs Gallery, 1731 Mt. Washington Ave. 475-1200 or
www.richdesignsgallery.com. Summer open house and all gallery show: Sat., June 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chuck Mardosz, one-man show, Aug. 3-17. Meet the artist: Sat., Aug. 3, 12-4 p.m.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring Steel City: Contemporary American in Metal, in the White Gallery, May 25-Aug. 25. Sean O'Meallie, in the Hoag Gallery, through Aug. 10. Francis King, in the King Gallery, through Aug. 3. Ira Sherman: Panaceas to Persistant Problems, through Aug. 17. Patricia Nix, in the Regional Gallery, through Aug. 17. Opening reception: Fri., May 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Stagecoach Inn, 702 Manitou Ave. Open Daily, 5-9 p.m. 685-4900. Featuring original acrylic works by Sara Ware Howsam, through June 4.
art events and programs
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center 30th Anniversary Celebration featuring live music with the Dwight Shaw Big Band, gourmet dinner and cocktails. Optional black tie. $95 per person, RSVP to 719/295-7200. Fri., June 7, 6 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Show in Bancroft Park, Colorado and 21st Street. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9 and 23, July 7 and 21, August 18, Sept. 7-28, Oct. 5 and 12.
Express Yourself Art Therapy Group with Dr. Elaine Soto, painter and psychologist. $45 per session, 633-5670. Wednesdays downtown, 5:30-7 p.m.
http://www.askDrElaine.com. Through July 31.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center School of Arts now enrolling for the Spring 2002 sessions. Featuring 33 new classes. Call 719/295-7200 for a complete schedule.
Acting Class focusing on cold readings and audition techniques. Offered by NYC actress with 20 years experience. Mondays downtown, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Private coaching available. Call 262-9078 for interview.
Alzheimer's Association seeking caring, sensitive artists to help patients express thoughts and memories they can no longer speak or write about. The artist's commitment is about two hours per week. Call Marica Hefti at 637-8049.
Ballroom Dance Classes at YMCA downtown, Nevada and Kiowa. Learn swing, salsa, tango, waltz, cha cha, fox trot and rumba. Ongoing, register anytime. For members and non-members. Reasonable fees includes four sessions. First session free. For details, call 634-3029 or 473-9622. Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays, 7-9 p.m.
call for entries
27th Annual Commonwheel Labor Day Arts and Crafts Fair in Manitou Springs seeking artisans, crafters, musicians, performers and vendors. For entry form, call 577-7700. Deadline: May 25.
Kid's Art Stage at the Commonwheel Labor Day festival seeking young performers of all ages. Call Marica Hefti at 577-7700 or email MaricaHefti@cs.com. Deadline: May 31.
Colorado Springs Jazz Festival seeking entries for its juried art show at the events, July 4 at the Air Force Academy. For guidelines and registration visit
http://www.coloradospringsjazzfestival.com or call Frameworks, 636-2427.
Colorado Springs WESTFEST seeking applications for artists and art exhibitor as well as vendors for the 2002 festival. Artists should contact Jon Schultz at 685-9348. Vendors should call Jim Wilson, 970/668-0861. Deadline: June 15.
Springspree 2002 accepting entries for vendors, performers and event sponsors. The event happens June 15. Call David Jenkins at 533-1216.